1996 Hyundai Sonata

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1996 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1995-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. After moving forward into the airbag, the dummy's head moved to the left, sliding around the side of the airbag toward the A-pillar.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

Intrusion in the driver footwell area contributed to the high injury measures on the dummy's left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96017
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 18
Left (cm) 30
Center (cm) 31
Right (cm) 27
Brake pedal (cm) 24
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 16
Right (cm) 14
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -8
Rearward (cm) 16
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 17

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96017
Head
HIC-15 257
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm) 42
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 8.1
Femur force - right (kN) 4.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 1.22
Maximum tibia index - right 0.74
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 63
Right 65

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted